Successful Teaching Fellows program is back…in Indiana?

Successful Teaching Fellows program is back…in Indiana?

State lawmakers have finally taken a bold step toward addressing the looming teacher shortage in public schools. The Republican supermajorities in the...

August 29th, 2016 |  


N.C. may finally stop sending children to the adult criminal system

N.C. may finally stop sending children to the adult criminal system

Right now, North Carolina is one of only two states left in the country that continues to treat 16 and 17 year olds as adults in the criminal justice ...

August 27th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


Bias in the media

Bias in the media

Let us settle for all time the question whether there is bias in the media. Of course bias exists and anyone who tells you differently is prevaricatin...

August 26th, 2016 |  


A scary situation

A scary situation

Republicans across the country are starting worry about Richard Burr. For most of the cycle, GOP insiders seemed to think that he would be alright. He...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Time to remove the stigma

Time to remove the stigma

WEST JEFFERSON-I remember when I got the call.For two weeks, I had covered the story of a missing local college student for another High Country media...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


The GOP effort to suppress the African-American vote continues

The GOP effort to suppress the African-American vote continues

An extraordinary thing happened three weeks ago when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit threw out most of the massive voter suppression law...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Left misleads on Carolina Comeback

Left misleads on Carolina Comeback

Democrats and liberal commentators have been loudly and gleefully attacking Donald Trump and his aides for getting their chronologies wrong — fo...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Gerrymandering in North Carolina: Have conservatives finally gone too far?

Gerrymandering in North Carolina: Have conservatives finally gone too far?

The Republican Party developed a national strategy to seize and hold legislative power, and in North Carolina executed it with relentless precision. S...

August 21st, 2016 |  


Claiming our right to vote

Claiming our right to vote

With fewer than 90 days before the November 8th elections it is fitting to consider who can and will vote and what can be done to encourage voter turn...

August 20th, 2016 |  


The destructive impact of North Carolina’s minimum wage

The destructive impact of North Carolina’s minimum wage

The failure to enact a robust state minimum wage and a lack of income growth for most workers are leaving far too many North Carolinians struggling to...

August 18th, 2016 |